Zechariah 3:8 NIV
“‘Listen, High Priest Joshua, you and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to come: I am going to bring my servant, the Branch.
Zechariah, like Haggai, Ezra, and Nehemiah come after the fall of Jerusalem. They are associated with Zerubbabel, a grandson of Jehoiachin, and a grandfather of Jesus. Jehoiachin is a grandfather of Jesus, and is in the genealogies found in Matthew and Luke. This encouragement comes during the rebuilding of the Temple, and was given to Joshua the High Priest.
I have found it amusing that Jesus would be referred to as a branch and He was trained to work with wood.